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Old 10-03-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Gonna put it in a pro/con list. Ready?

Pro: Better public trans than midwest, can get around with or without a car.
Con: Traffic congestion and the way this city shuts down during inclement weather is laughable.
Pro: Many great neighborhhoods and access to fun exciting things and areas.
Con: I've mentioned this before, the customer service here and over all rudeness can really get on your nerves.
Pro:always something fun going on every weekend, rallies, festivals, etc.
Con: The hills in this town are reeking havoc over my feet. Legs look good though. LOL
Pro: It appears to be much opportunity for people who live here to work and at least TRY to survive.
Con: Big union town. Good for people already in it, bad for newcomers at the bottom of the totem pole.
Pro: Any type of food that you enjoy, is here and it is GOOOODD!!
Con: So many businesses here look like holes in the wall, are you kidding me??
Pro: Met some good people.
Con: Met some coo coo clocks and if I never see them again, it will be too soon.
Pro: Working hard again.
Con: Still not making the money I need to make
Pro: Dating alot more
Con: Dating still sucks

And finally this is the dog friendliest place I've ever seen. Every other person I see is walking a dog. Including myself. Love my dog, but seems like dogs have more rights than people these days.

Okay your thoughts??
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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This is very similar to the thread I made about the Pros and Cons of DC.

Like I said before... the worst thing about DC is the people. And YES.. the dating world isn't the best. Not because people are hard to fine... its just the types of people you find... Meh...
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Good list, but hills? You must be from Iowa or something to think there are hills in this place.

Also never heard the union town label. I've lived in union towns and this one doesn't come close outside a few industries.

As for the people, I'd say they're simulataneously the best and worst. All the ego issues are very real, but people do and think very cool things here. They may not bake you an apple pie and gossip about church, but they're generally not bad.

Also - to you Baller - I've been paying real close attention to attractive ratios since you brought it up and, for whatever reason, I'm seeing a whole lotta beautiful women around lately.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Default there are some hills that give the legs a great work-out

hi- enjoyed reading your thoughts. pretty much agree though not sure "unions" is how I would describe DC. But I think I know what you meant. As far as hills, I am over in Glover Park and yes there are hills. Especially down on 40-41st street and Calvert, Davis Place,etc. I walk often with dog, walk to the stores and walk to stores on Wisconsin near Newark St. So yes, though it's not S.F., nor ATL, nor Asheville, there are some hills here. And I love the workout it gives me!
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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Pretty good synopsis. Do you mean teachers' union? Because otherwise, I would never associate DC with being a "union town".

Nitpick: I think you mean if you don't see the coo-coos again, it won't be too soon!
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Con: Traffic congestion and the way this city shuts down during inclement weather is laughable.
I will say this a thousand times: the traffic congestion in the DC area is directly the result of massive numbers of people moving here from all over the US. (and from around the world) over a very short period of time. We need to have a moratorium on this.
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I will say this a thousand times: the traffic congestion in the DC area is directly the result of massive numbers of people moving here from all over the US. (and from around the world) over a very short period of time. We need to have a moratorium on this.
By doing what, banning businesses from opening or hiring people?
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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All the public service jobs (including mine, education) are unionized.

And the people, some I can take and some I can leave.




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Good list, but hills? You must be from Iowa or something to think there are hills in this place.

Also never heard the union town label. I've lived in union towns and this one doesn't come close outside a few industries.

As for the people, I'd say they're simulataneously the best and worst. All the ego issues are very real, but people do and think very cool things here. They may not bake you an apple pie and gossip about church, but they're generally not bad.

Also - to you Baller - I've been paying real close attention to attractive ratios since you brought it up and, for whatever reason, I'm seeing a whole lotta beautiful women around lately.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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Okay let me rephrase, INCLINES. How is that?? I live in Takoma DC and I go up and down several INCLINES daily. Midwestern girl here, use to flat land.

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Good list, but hills? You must be from Iowa or something to think there are hills in this place.

Also never heard the union town label. I've lived in union towns and this one doesn't come close outside a few industries.

As for the people, I'd say they're simulataneously the best and worst. All the ego issues are very real, but people do and think very cool things here. They may not bake you an apple pie and gossip about church, but they're generally not bad.

Also - to you Baller - I've been paying real close attention to attractive ratios since you brought it up and, for whatever reason, I'm seeing a whole lotta beautiful women around lately.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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hi- enjoyed reading your thoughts. pretty much agree though not sure "unions" is how I would describe DC. But I think I know what you meant. As far as hills, I am over in Glover Park and yes there are hills. Especially down on 40-41st street and Calvert, Davis Place,etc. I walk often with dog, walk to the stores and walk to stores on Wisconsin near Newark St. So yes, though it's not S.F., nor ATL, nor Asheville, there are some hills here. And I love the workout it gives me!
Thanks a pad load, cause I know I wasn't going nuts. The Woodley Park Zoo is very "INCLINED" it was so hard to walk back to that entrance in the hot summer sun, wow!!

Believe me, the public service jobs are unionized. Metro drivers, hospital workers, education system, etc.
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